Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Cathedræ Molles (Latin).

 Cathay’.Cathedrals of the Old Foundation. 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Cathedræ Molles (Latin).
Luxurious women. Properly, soft chairs. The cathedra was a chair for women, like our ottoman; and Juvenal applies the soft chair used by women of dainty habits to the women who use them   1

 Cathay’.Cathedrals of the Old Foundation. 

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